October 06, 2010

Points-Based Immigration in Context: Research and Campaign Strategies


Conference 16th October 2010
University of London Union
Malet Street
London WC1

This conference will present new research on issues related to the
points-based immigration system (PBIS) as it affects Further and Higher
Education. This is a system that unfairly restricts the ability of
international students and staff to come to the UK, turns staff into
immigration officials and treats international students as potential
threats to national security.

The conference will assess:
a) the wider significance of immigration;
b) the full consequences of PBIS on the university
c) the characteristics of new systems of regulation and surveillance in
universities and colleges.

The conference aims to offer both expertise in research but also a focus
for campaigners who object to the fundamentally discriminatory nature of
the rules.

Les Back (Goldsmiths)
Tom Hickey (Brighton)
Georg Menz (Goldsmiths)
Liz Fekete (Institute of Race Relations)
Edgar Whitley (LSE)
Valerie Hartwich (Manifesto Club)
Joel Heyes (UKBA worker and PCS rep)
Susan Robertson (Bristol)
Andy Goffey (Middlesex)
Su-Anne Yeo (Goldsmiths)
Clare Solomon (ULU)

This event is free of charge. Please go to the 'contact' page to register.

Supported by Universities and Colleges Union, University of London Union,
Manifesto Club and the Centre for Cultural Studies, Department of Politics,
Department of Media & Communications at Goldsmiths

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